Blancco Announces Key Certifications of Data Erasure Products from Mexican and UK Governments

Oct 26, 2011, 05:14 ET from Blancco Oy Ltd.

JOENSUU, Finland, October 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Blancco Solidifies Position as Provider of World's Most Certified Data Erasure Software With Approvals From Mexico's SFP and UK's CESG Government Approval Bodies

Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, today confirmed its commitment to providing the world's most certified data erasure software with the announcement of two government certifications. Blancco has been certified as an official supplier of the Mexican government by the Secretaria de la Función Pública (SFP). In addition, the UK government's Defence Infosec Product Cooperation Group (DIPCOG) has approved a new version of Blancco software for use by its Ministry of Defence (MoD).

"These certifications represent Blancco's global emphasis on serving the rapidly-changing needs of the public sector for safe, cost effective ways to remove data and reuse, sell or donate IT assets," said Kim Väisänen, CEO and Co-Founder of Blancco. "We are proud to be the only data erasure solution provider certified by Mexico with a local office in the country. Likewise, we are pleased to extend our relationship with the UK's Ministry of Defence."

With certification from SFP, the Mexican ministry that supervises and audits government purchases, all government departments may now purchase products directly from Blancco, including the army, Ministry of Treasury, and police. In the UK, DIPCOG formally approved Blancco's CESG (National Technical Authority for Information Assurance) certified data erasure software, 4.10HMG, for MoD use, adding it to the CESG Directory of Infosec Assured Products. The UK approval follows similar CESG certifications in 2003, 2006 and 2008, and 2010.

Through its support of current SFP and CESG guidelines, Blancco continues to provide the world's most comprehensively certified data erasure software, adhering to major government and military erasure standards. Blancco solutions deliver advanced data erasure for the widest range of hardware in the industry, while their ability to erase all data - even on hidden and remapped sectors - meets and exceeds regulatory requirements. As the industry leader, Blancco's expertise ensures smooth integration of automated data erasure, hardware asset management and report collection for any organization, public or private.

About Blancco

Blancco is the proven data erasure solution for millions of users around the globe. As the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, Blancco offers the most certified data erasure solutions within the industry. The company serves users across a wide range of industries, including banking, finance, government and defense. The company's products are highly valued by IT asset disposal professionals around the world. Blancco operates from an extensive network of international offices and partners across Europe, North America, Asia, and Australasia. More information is available at http://www.blancco.com.

Blancco Oy Ltd
Kim Väisänen
CEO and Co-Founder
+358-50-585-2885
kim.vaisanen@blancco.com

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